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The Latest: Criminal Profiler Reveals Possible Motive In Las Vegas Shooting

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Oct. 13 2017, Updated 7:10 p.m. ET

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America is still reeling from the worst mass shooting in history after 58 concertgoers were killed and more than 400 wounded at a country music festival in Las Vegas two weeks ago. The motive for 64-year-old Stephen Craig Paddock’s action remain unknown, however criminal profiler John Kelly believes he was “predisposed from birth and childhood to harbor extreme internalized shame, low self-esteem, depression, and aggressive anger.”

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John, who has been a criminal profiler for 20 years, told People that Stephen, whom he’s never met “was a pathological gambler, psychopath and a sociopath.”

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He continued, “This was exacerbated with pathological gambling, Valium and alcohol that caused the perfect storm for mass murder: a delusional, psychotic illness which resulted in violent, suicidal, and explosive murderous rage.”

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According to reports, an autopsy of Stephen’s brain revealed no abnormalities, so he didn’t have a disorder or brain tumor. His brother had previously told reporters he hoped authorities would find “a tumor in his head.”

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His girlfriend Marilou Danley has also told police that he seemed in fine mental health prior to the tragedy.

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“What would drive somebody that is so methodical and structured in life to go insane in a very structured and methodical way?” John went on to ask. Unfortunately, the world may never know.

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Do you believe Stephen was predisposed from birth to aggressive anger? Let us know in the comments section.

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